Women in The World
Posted on April 8th, 2016, by iMinerva
The seventh annual Women In The World Summit just concluded three days of amazing women sharing incredible stories of life for women around the world – good, bad, and often devastating. Organized and hosted by Tina Brown in association with The New York Times, the summit featured journalists, activists, artists, and “feminist firebrands” providing personal insights on all aspects of life-realities for women in America, Afghanistan, India, Iran, Mexico and points in-between.
Guest speakers were as diverse as well-known personalities Mindy Kaling, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Megan Kelly to world figures such as Rula Ghani, First Lady of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Christine LaGarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund; Former First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Barbara Pierce Bush; Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad; and executive director of the World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin. More than 100 speakers in all.
The discussion highlighted the injustices towards women, often the brutality inflicted in countries around the globe – including in America, as well as the myriad organizations and initiatives such as the Women Without Walls Initiative, all being driven by determined women who refuse to accept the status quo and are committed to improving conditions for women, children and global refugees. A panel on sexual harassment featured Kerry Washington who spoke of her HBO documentary , “Confirmation,” the story of Anita Hill during the Senate hearings on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Watch for local events titled “Women in The World Salons” held in key markets throughout the year. They are inspiring and enlightening. A definite must for Minervas.
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